Buckeye Cruise for Cancer

Urban and Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research

Upcoming Partner Events


Big Sandy Superstore's Event

Thursday, July 21, 2016
Store hours are 10 am – 9 pm / 4-8 pm come see our Buckeye Greats

New store opening, with 5% of sales going to the Urban and Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research. Buckeye Greats in attendance will be signing autographs and taking photos. Scheduled to appear are Bobby Carpenter, Anthony Schlegel, Scoonie Penn, Jake Ballard, Zach Boren, Justin Zwick and Joshua Perry! Door prizes to be given away each hour.

Location 6825 Dublin Center Dr, Dublin, OH 43017
For more information: Visit www.bigsandysuperstore.com to learn more about Big Sandy's Superstore


Saturday, July 30, doors open at 6pm

Get together with the musical talent from our last Buckeye Cruise for Cancer to reminisce and fundraise for the James and the Buckeye Cruise! We will have Chris Logsdon, AJ Angelo, Dan Orr and the Eddie Pollina Band back on stage to entertain you, food from Papa Johns and all your friends from the ship! One lucky winner will be drawn to receive a cabin for two on the 2017 Buckeye Cruise for Cancer, just for purchasing a ticket to the event! The Buckeye Cruise will also give you a fantastic opportunity to buy one of a kind Buckeye memorabilia in a huge silent auction.

Location Encore Columbus, 7520 High Cross Blvd, Columbus, OH 43235
For more information or to buy tickets: kim.collins@buckeyecruise.com

Cruisin with Cooz

Saturday, July 30, Registration between 10am-12pm. Ride starts at 1pm.

Tom Cousineau, former OSU Buckeye and Cleveland Brown is inviting you along on a cruise. The event starts at A.D. Farrow in Sunbury where you can register, enjoy all you can eat BBQ, participate in auctions, and a Buckeye Hall of Fame meet and greet. Then at 1 p.m. the event hits the road to Buckeye Lake Winery were there will be stand-up comedy, Columbus Kayak demo rides, and music by The Eric Jerardi Band (MTV contest winner and recording artist) and 732 The Electric Duo. There will also be a corn hole competition to win a pair of OSU tickets!

Location A.D. Farrow Northstar, 7754 St Rt 36/37 E, Sunbury, OH 43147, then onto the Buckeye Lake Winery- 13750 Rosewood Rd NE, Thornville, OH 43076
For more information: call A.D. Farrow at 740-965-9900 OR 1-888-807-9901


97.1 The Fan’s Football 4 Females

Thursday, August 4, 6pm-8pm.

Join 97.1 The Fan for a fun event: it's Roush Honda's "Football 4 Females" presented by Bryant Heating & Cooling and ROXY Plastic Surgery! This ladies only event will take place at Harry Buffalo and will be hosted by Bobby Carpenter & Anthony Schlegel.

Location Harry Buffalo, 6150 Sunbury Rd, Westerville, OH 43081
For more information: www.971thefan.com/roush-honda-football-4-females


Saturday, August 6, 1-11pm

What is CandleFest, you ask? It’s an all-inclusive, all day and evening "Party for a Purpose!" on Candlewood Lake! The OSU Alumni Cheerleaders want to beat this nasty disease known as cancer! Come relax in the sun with your friends, sip beverages of your choice, enjoy dinner and dance the night away - all for a great cause.

Location Johnson's Lake House at Candlewood Lake, 7326 Rt. 19, Mt Gilead, OH 43338
For more information: www.candlefest.com

Hills at the Lakes Eddie Kline Invitational 2016

Monday, August 8 1:30 pm

Join our friend and golf pro, Eddie Kline at his annual golf invitational at the beautiful Lakes Golf Club!

Location The Lakes Country Club 6740 Worthington Rd Westerville, OH 43082
For more information: email:klinker@pga.com

Roosters Golf Outing

Friday, August 19

Sorry to say, this spectacular golf event is sold out already! But it’s never too late to get involved by being a sponsor for one of Central Ohio’s favorite charity golf outings. The food is pretty amazing too! Always a favorite of Buckeye Cruise supporters, we are proud to be a partner with Roosters on the famous Rooster Hen House. Roosters donated more than $115,000 last year to the Urban and Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research.

Location Golf Club of Dublin‐ 5805 Eiterman Rd, Dublin, OH 43016
For more information: email:Nicole.cox@roosterswings.com

Cards to Cure Cancer

Saturday, August 20, Registration at 8am, Cards fly at 10am

Join our Buckeye Alumni Cheerleaders for their annual poker tournament at the Hollywood Casino. Joining this event will be poker superstar Mike Sexton, a World Series of Poker winner, OSU Graduate and professional poker commentator!!! Buckeye Greats scheduled to appear are Jake Ballard, Terence Dials, Raymont Harris, Branden Joe, Scoonie Penn, Antonio Pittman, Anthony Schlegel, JJ Sullinger, Granville Waiters, Beannie Wells and Justin Zwick.

Location Hollywood Casino, 200 Georgesville Rd.
Columbus, OH 43228
For more information and to register: cardstocurecancer.com


Kuhlwein Farms Night at the Races

Saturday, September 10, 2016

This is a family-friendly event down on Kuhlwein’s farm. Come join us for a great food, fun activities and virtual horse racing, all for charity!

Location Ostrander, OH 43061
For more information: Email kuhlweinfarms@aol.com

Scoonie’s Cornhole for Cancer

September 17, 2016

You’ve seen the greatest cornhole at sea tournament, so now get in the best cornhole tournament on land hosted by Scoonie Penn and friends!

Location Express Live (Former LC) 405 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH 43215
For more information: visit or registerBuckeyeCornhole4Cancer.com

The 2nd Annual Ohio Eggfest

Saturday, September 24

A Central Ohio based celebration of family, food and everything Big Green Egg! It’s bragging rights for the cook team that takes home the Popular Vote Award; it’s legendary status for the cook team that takes home the Very Prestigious Award, Award; it’s a day full of family, friends, and food that would make celebrity chefs reconsider their collective lives’ work! The Buckeye Cruise for Cancer is proud to be a partner this year, with proceeds benefiting the Urban and Shelley Meyer Fund.

Location Jeffrey Mansion, 165 N Parkview Ave., Bexley, OH
For more information: www.theohioeggfest.com


St Marys Tailgate for Cancer

Friday & Saturday, October 14 & 15, gates open 6:30pm on Fri. and TBD on Sat.

Join us for the best d@*m tailgate in the land when the Buckeyes take on the Badgers! This 8th annual event will host two solid days of fun, live musical entertainment, football and a 5K walk/run. We are joined by former Buckeye Greats, Alumni Cheerleaders and members of the Alumni Band! So book a hotel room around town and stay for the weekend!

Location Eagles Parking Lot – 404 E. Spring Street St Marys, OH 45885
For more information: tailgateforcancer.com

The Ohio State Four Miler

Sunday, October 23, start time is 10am

In 2015, a record field of 15,000 runners and walkers “finished on the 50-yard line” of Ohio Stadium as part of the largest four-mile running and walking event in the country. Join Craig Krenzel, Raymont Harris, Justin Zwick, Ryan & Lauren Miller, Scoonie Penn, Terence Dials, Matt Finkes, JJ Sullinger and thousands more to celebrate football and fitness and fundraising.

Location Ohio Stadium
For more information or to register: www.ohiostatefourmiler.com


Travel Partners Michigan State Game Trip

Saturday, November 19

Take a chartered bus to Michigan State with Travel Partners Specialty Tours. Nobody does a better job at putting together a trip out of state to watch the Buckeyes bring home a W!

For more information, contact : Travel Partners Specialty Tours at 614-792-6204

Beat Michigan Tailgate

Friday, November 25

Join many former Buckeye Greats as they reminisce their favorite years as a Buckeye, beating That Team Up North! This is the pre-party to the greatest rivalry in college sports! Coaches, players and fans all get together the day before the big game to get the celebration rolling, and to raise money for three great causes, beating Cancer, beating Alzheimers and beating M!ch*@n!

Location TBD
For more information: www.beathmichigantailgate.com


A Christmas to Cure Cancer

December 2, 2016 5-9pm

What better way to celebrate the holidays than joining great national and local musicians and local TV entertainers at the Columbus Zoo during the winter lights festival. This event hosts amazing auctions, both silent and live and provides a wonderful dining experience, amongst the home of the finest animals in the world.

Location Columbus Zoo
For more information: www.christmastocurecancer.org

January 2017

Meyer Bowl

January 29, 2017 12pm-4pm

The Buckeye Cruise for Cancer hosts a bowling tournament with many celebrity bowlers, such as Jake Ballard, Anthony Schlegel, Justin Zwick, Bobby Carpenter, Zach Boren and others. This is a great family event, with lots of prizes to win, auctions to participate in and bowling fun!

Location Sawmill Lanes, 4825 Sawmill Rd, Columbus, OH 43235
For more information: email: Kyle.lewis@buckeyecruise.com

April 2017

ATO Casino Night

April 8

The second largest fundraiser by OSU students, this fun casino night is hosted by the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity at the Ohio State University, Last year’s event, with Urban and Shelley Meyer in attendance, hit it’s best fundraising year yet, with over $55,000 raised!

Location Ohio Union
For more information: Visit Website

Other News

JR Memorial Cruise for a Cure Fundraising was an Amazing Surprise!

Thank You St. Marys Tailgate for Cancer

for another record breaking year of fundraising!

The results are in from this year’s Tailgate for Cancer. The event held last month at the St. Marys Eagles lodge brought in a record amount of money. Here's the breakdown:

  • $105,000 to Ohio State University James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute and the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer.
  • $22,000 to Auglaize County Cancer Association
  • $14,000 to Mercer County Cancer Association
  • $13,000 to The County Crippled Children Association

Total Donations to Date: $543,950

Planning is already underway for next year’s Tailgate for Cancer scheduled for the St. Marys Eagles on October 14th and 15th. For more information, see www.tailgateforcancer.com

Roosters Fundraising Tops Previous Years!

Congratulations and Thank You to Roosters for raising this year $115K for the Urban and Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research and the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer from their golf outing and cookie sales at their Roosters locations!!!!! Visit one of their multiple stores, or RoostersWings.com to learn more.

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